Meals on Wheels & Senior Dining
Like you, we know that a nutritious meal goes a long way toward maintaining the health, strength, alertness, and independence of older adults and adults living with disabilities.
SENIOR DINING SITES
Edward G. Connolly Center
90 Chelsea Street
381 Ferry Street
781-324-7705 ext. 300
630 Salem Street
Malden Senior Center
7 Washington Street
Chinese meals are served on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Mystic Tea for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Seniors
Mystic Valley Elder Services
300 Commercial Street, # 19
781-324-7705 ext. 161
This is an evening dining site, serving a hearty tea-time meal on the third Tuesday of each month, 4pm to 6pm.
Medford Senior Center
101 Riverside Avenue
West Medford Community Center
111 Arlington Street
781-324-7705 ext. 300
This dining site is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and uses the Meals on Wheels menu rather than the Senior Dining menu.
The McCarthy House
910 Main Street
781-324-7705, ext. 300
This dining site is open Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, and uses the Meals on Wheels menu rather than the Senior Dining menu.
Milano Senior Center
201 W. Foster Street
1 Nason Drive
781-324-7705, ext. 300
Edith O’Leary Senior Center
157 Park Street
Reading Senior Center
49 Pleasant Street
Stoneham Senior Center
136 Elm Street
Wakefield Senior Center
30 Converse Street
Hart’s Hill Heights
50 Harts Hill Road
781-324-7705 ext. 300
One of our case managers will help you figure out if you are eligible for Meals on Wheels, and we offer special meals to suit medical and religious dietary restrictions. You can expect to receive your meal between 10am and 1pm, Monday through Friday.
Our senior dining sites are open to any adults 60 years or older, and to adults of all ages living with disabilities who reside in a building where there is a dining site. (You are welcome to bring other guests with you to lunch; we just ask that they pay $3.50 for their meals.) At the dining site, you may choose between a hot and cold meal, and you will have the opportunity to socialize and meet new neighbors. Lunch is generally served right around noon, Monday through Friday. Please call the dining site directly to make your reservation, at least 24 hours in advance.
Senior Dining: March
Meals on Wheels (hot): March
Meals on Wheels (cold): March
Menu nutrient content: March
Menus for Special Dietary Needs
These menus are available only on a physician’s recommendation. The menus are on a four-week rotating schedule that changes twice each year.
Food Pantries & Additional Nutrition Services
We are committed to making sure that you have the resources you need to make healthy eating decisions.
To participate in the Everett, Melrose, Wakefield, or Malden food pantries, you must reside in the building where the food pantries are held.
To participate in the Medford food pantry, you must be a resident of Medford, have an income that falls under the Federal Poverty Guidelines (below) and either be 60 years or older or be an adult living with disabilities who resides in Medford Senior Housing. So that we may ensure there is enough food for everyone, you must fill out an application before participating in the Medford food pantry program.
First Wednesday of the month:
- Golden Age Circle, Everett (1:30 – 2:30 pm)
- Whittier Drive, Everett (2:00 – 3:00 pm)
- Glendale Towers, 381 Ferry Street, Everett (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Second Wednesday of the month:
- Steele House, 1 Nason Drive, Melrose (1:30 – 2:30 pm)
- The McCarthy House, 910 Main Street, Melrose (2:00 – 3:00 pm)
- Hart’s Hill Heights, 50 Hart’s Hill Road, Wakefield (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Third Wednesday of the month:
- 120 Mountain Ave, Malden (1:30 – 2:30 pm)
- Malden Housing, 630 Salem Street, Malden (2:00 – 3:00 pm)
- Levi Gould Building, 200 West Foster Street, Melrose(2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Fourth Wednesday of the month:
- 89 Pearl Street, Malden (1:30 – 2:30 pm)
- 557 Pleasant Street, Malden (2:00 – 3:00 pm)
- Suffolk Manor, Malden (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Second Thursday of the month:
- Monsignor Neagle Apartments, 350 Charles Street, Malden (1:30 – 2:30 pm)
- Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave, Medford (2:00 – 3:00 pm)
If your household size is 1, then your household annual income must be at or below 11,490 (about $957 a month, or $220 a week).
If your household size is 2, then your annual household income must be at or below $15,510 (about $1,292 a month or $298 a week).
If your household size is 3, then your annual household income must be at or below $19,530 (about $1,627 a month or $375 a week).
For each additional household member, add $4,020 to the annual household income, or $336 to the monthly income to determine whether you are eligible.
Because we want your nutrition to support your overall health and wellbeing, we will also provide you with assistance if you need help managing a medical and nutrition-related condition, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. This program is available to current participants of Mystic Valley Elder Services programs, and is tailored to each individual’s needs. Please call us at 781-324-7705 to find out how we can support you.
Occasionally, severe weather or road conditions may cause us to cancel meal deliveries or close our senior dining site in order to ensure the safety of our community.
When that happens, we will put a special message on our voice mail by 7am. Call 781-324-7705 to check for it. You may also check the following media outlets:
WCVB TV Boston 5
Boston Fox 25
Boston 7 News
Nutrition & Your Wellbeing
Meals on Wheels and our senior dining sites specialize in meals that are designed by dietitians with your health in mind. Meals provide one-third of the daily nutrients you need to maintain your health and wellbeing. Nutrient-rich and well-balanced meals like these have been shown to boost your immune system, maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, support brain function, and even prevent disease.
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